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Guv. Redifined..

Governor office was more on the lines of the presidents office..just involved with ceremonies and functions..though it changed with Dr. Abdul Kalam! Now we are having a similar situation in bangalore now..The resp. guv office is really gearing up and sending positive signs with many project initiatives..very intersting. The latest being.. ------------------------ BANGALORE: In a major decision, the State Government on Tuesday gave a green signal to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to execute its ambitious projects- peripheral ring road (PRR) around Bangalore city connecting Tumkur Road and Hosur Road through Old Madras Road and an expressway providing connectivity to Devanahalli International Airport. --------------------------- Kheny had suggested sometime ago that he would have implemented part of the PRR(through NICE) Hosur road - Mysore road - Tumkur road and had suggested BDA/Govt to take over construction on the other part.. Tumkur road - OMR - Hosur road Is this move related to that? The earlier suggestion from BDA to build a PRR streach 200-500mts from the nice road was really stupid anyways! But would like to refrain from reading between lines as long as there is progress! Also, this development is not just related to Bangalore as road dev. in other parts of karnataka is also on the cards.. Great going!
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Gov Exec Committee On Roads

KA executive committee headed by the Governor Rameshwar Thakur has decided to hand over the implementation of the airport expressway (ORR-BIAL) and the phase 1 of BDA's PRR(Tumkur Rd-Bellary Rd-Hosur Rd) to NHAI.

"Handing over of the two mega projects to the NHAI would be an advantage for the State as the former has taken up many national highway projects in and around Bangalore."

The necessary land for the PRR and the airport expressway will still be aquired by BDA and BMRDA respectively, but the NHAI will reimburse the state for the aquired land. Both projects would be taken up under the Build, Own, Operate and Transfer scheme.

PRR Phase 1
Length: 65-kms (Northern Ring)
Cost: Rs. 1,600 crore.
Agency: BDA
Status: Final notification for the acquisition of land between Tumkur Road and Hosur Road completed.

Airport Expressway
Length: 21.8-km
Cost: Rs. 1,080-crore
Agency: BMRDA
Status: Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project (K-SHIP) has completed proposal. The land acquisition work for this road would be done using the Karnataka State Highway Act by the BMRDA.

Other roads:
The Advisor said the committee decided to take up the work on 584.5 km out of the 3,400 km of the State highways at a cost of Rs. 1,200 crore through the K-SHIP. The Government is getting a Rs. 1,000 crore World Bank loan. The bank had offered to reimburse any amount that was spent by the Government till the loan was sanctioned. The K-SHIP could start preparations and tendering process.

Major highways
The stretches of different roads where the K-SHIP would take up development works were: Gangavati-Saundatti, Haveri-Hanagal, Bagewadi-Bailhongal, Choudapur-Gulbarga, Mundaragi-Hadagali, Koudli-Mandya, Hosakote-Hindiganal Cross, Hindiganal Cross-Chintamani Cross, Buntwal-Belthangadi, Malavalli-Maddur, Maddur-Huliyurdurga, Huliyurdurga-Kunigal, Kunigal-Tumkur, Tumkur-Koratagere, Hassan-Arkalgud, Koratagere-Madhugiri, Madhugiri-Pavagada and Chikodi-Nippani.

The Government had decided to seek loan from either the Asian Development Bank or the Japanese Bank of International Cooperation for funds to complete the rest of the 3,400 km roads. comment guidelines

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